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Microsoft KB Archive/102457

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ERR: Not a Database File in FoxBASE+/Mac

Last reviewed: April 17, 1995
Article ID: Q102457

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxBASE+ for the Macintosh, version 2.01

SYMPTOMS

When you open a FoxBASE+/Mac database, the error message "Not a database file" is returned.

CAUSE

The database was probably subjected to an abnormal shutdown caused by a system error. If a large RAM cache (over 64K) is used, corruption is more likely to occur when a system error is experienced.

RESOLUTION

The following are three possible resolutions:

Attempt to recover the corrupted database (back up the corrupted database first).

Open the database in FoxBASE+ for MS-DOS. FoxBASE+ for MS-DOS can sometimes open databases when other products cannot. Decrease the size of the RAM cache to prevent future corruptions.

If you know the database structure, create a new database with the same structure, and then use the following command to import the corrupted database.

     APPEND FROM <corrupted database> TYPE SDF




Additional reference words: 2.01 error dbf open use

KBCategory: kbenv kberrmsg
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Last reviewed: April 17, 1995
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